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Mara Karlin


Mara Karlin is the associate director of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Author of Building Militaries in Fragile States (2017), she previously served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development.

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